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Can an unconditional offer be withdrawn by a university?

My son's unconditional offer was withdrawn in a phone call today August 20th. They say they have changed the entry requirements to make it more academically challenging, and he needs 40 more UCAS points. If he had known he would have got these, but 8 months ago he was offered unconditional place.
Answered by Alison Patterson
As far as we know a university's unconditional offer is contractually binding. The only circumstance in which they should be able to change this decision is if the course is cancelled. There may be other circumstances or other stipulations in the offer that may prevent the offer being binding but none that we're aware of.

I would strongly recommend chasing this one up. You must contact the university and also your son's school to find out all the details. Contact UCAS as well. And if you deem it necessary consider legal action.

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